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Used Hatchbacks $12K to $15K

View the best used hatchbacks priced between $12,000 and $15,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used hatchbacks for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2009 Audi A3

The 2009 Audi A3 is a sleek-looking hatchback with a well-made cabin and sports car-like performance. It also has an outstanding safety score, though its cramped rear ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.2
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Toyota Prius

With top fuel economy and reliability ratings and competitive interior and cargo space, reviewers agreed that it ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 9.1
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 5_0
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2012 Honda Fit

The 2012 Honda Fit has strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers praised its large and versatile cargo ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 9.6
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.9
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 4_0
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2012 Scion xD

Although they liked how easy it is to maneuver in tight spaces, reviewers said that most rivals deliver better performance and have a more comfortable cabin than ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.8
Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2011 Kia Soul

The boxy 2011 Kia Soul is a smart choice if you’re looking for a 2011 small used car with excellent safety scores, comfortable seats and good cargo ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.8
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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2011 Honda Fit

Even though it’s a small hatchback, the highly-ranked 2011 Honda Fit can haul five people comfortably and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.6
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 9.0
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Mazda Mazda3

The 2011 Mazda3 is one of the best-performing 2011 used small cars, and it has a quality interior, class-competitive list of interior features and good safety scores. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2013 Scion xD

The 2013 Scion xD impressed reviewers with its spacious cabin and numerous available features, but rival cars are more fun to drive, they said. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 7.4
Performance: 7.0
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 4_5
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2011 Nissan Leaf

Choosing the all-electric 2011 Nissan Leaf means you’ll never need to visit a gas station again. If you only need to travel on short trips, the Leaf, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.8
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Volkswagen GTI

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI offers refined performance, a well-made, spacious cabin and good gas mileage. While the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.9
Interior: 9.0
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Volkswagen Golf

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf’s available diesel engine, engaging performance and quality, spacious interior put it a notch above many competitors. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 8.9
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Kia Rio

The redesigned 2012 Kia Rio is thrifty with fuel, and reviewers praised its athletic handling and upscale cabin. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Scion xB

While some 2012 small cars get better gas mileage, reviewers liked the 2012 Scion xB’s spacious cabin, ample cargo space and numerous standard features. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Subaru Impreza

The 2011 Subaru Impreza has standard all-wheel drive and good performance, making it a sure-footed option for 2011 small car shoppers. However, buyers in search of a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 7.5
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 4_0
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2011 Volkswagen Golf

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf stands out among used small cars with enjoyable driving dynamics, ample interior space and a quality cabin, though its reliability rating is below-average ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2012 Kia Forte

Reviewers said the 2012 Kia Forte offers a large trunk and a cabin that’s chock full of tech features, but some rivals are more fun to drive. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Nissan Cube

The 2012 Nissan Cube isn't the most fuel-efficient car in the class, but reviewers said it has a comfortable ride and a generous amount of cargo space. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Kia Rio

The 2013 Kia Rio impressed reviewers with its capable powertrain, composed ride, upscale cabin and numerous available tech features. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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2013 Scion xB

Some compact cars get better gas mileage, but automotive writers said the 2013 Scion xB is easy to drive, and has ample back-seat and cargo space. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 7.6
Performance: 7.1
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2013 Toyota Yaris

Reviewers said the 2013 Toyota Yaris has a spacious, yet bland, cabin and could use more power for accelerating to highway speeds. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 6.9
Performance: 6.6
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.8
Reliability: 4_5
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